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2020 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar2020
MMXX
Ab urbe condita2773
Armenian calendar1469
ԹՎ ՌՆԿԹ
Assyrian calendar6770
Bahá'í calendar176–177
Balinese saka calendar1941–1942
Bengali calendar1427
Berber calendar2970
British Regnal yearN/A
Buddhist calendar2564
Burmese calendar1382
Byzantine calendar7528–7529
Chinese calendar己亥(Earth Pig)
4716 or 4656
    — to —
庚子年 (Metal Rat)
4717 or 4657
Coptic calendar1736–1737
Discordian calendar3186
Ethiopian calendar2012–2013
Hebrew calendar5780–5781
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat2076–2077
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Holocene calendar12020
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Javanese calendar1953–1954
Juche calendar109
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Korean calendar4353
Minguo calendarROC 109
民國109年
Nanakshahi calendar552
Thai solar calendar2563
Tibetan calendar阴土猪年
(female Earth-Pig)
2146 or 1765 or 993
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阳金鼠年
(male Iron-Rat)
2147 or 1766 or 994
Unix time1577836800 – 1609459199

2020 (MMXX) will be a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2020th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 20th year of the 3rd millennium, the 20th year of the 21st century, and the 1st year of the 2020s decade.

Events[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

  • ESA's ExoMars Rover launches from Earth.[4]
  • Planned launch of NASA's Mars 2020 mission to study the habitability of Mars in preparation for future human missions.[5]
  • Earliest year that power aboard the space probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 is expected to terminate (though either probe may function past this date).
  • Estimated completion date for the Compass navigation system.[6]
  • Liberia will become the first nation of the world to completely stop cutting down its trees in return for development aid – Norway will pay the impoverished country $150 million to stop deforestation by 2020.[7]
  • According to UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres, 2020 is a critical year to limit climate change and avoid irreversible effects.[8]
  • The Large Hadron Collider will be substantially upgraded.
  • Estimated completion of the Aegis Ashore missile defense system in Poland.[9]
  • According to a Indian government report, 21 cities will run out of groundwater by 2020.[10]
  • Earliest date for planned launch of NASA's Artemis 1 mission to the Moon to test the Space Launch System rocket.[11]

In fiction[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LaFleur, Louise (August 30, 2019). "Rotterdam to host Eurovision 2020!". Eurovision.tv.
  2. ^ "Olympics 2020: Tokyo wins race to host Games - BBC Sport". Bbc.co.uk. September 7, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  3. ^ "Expo 2020 Dubai, First World Expo in the Middle East". Bie-paris.org. Retrieved March 14, 2014.
  4. ^ esa. "Second ExoMars mission moves to next launch opportunity in 2020". European Space Agency.
  5. ^ "Overview - 2020 Mission Plans". Mars.nasa.gov. NASA. Retrieved November 12, 2015.
  6. ^ "China GPS rival Beidou starts offering navigation data". BBC News. BBC. December 27, 2011. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  7. ^ "Liberia signs 'transformational' deal to stem deforestation". BBC. September 23, 2014. Retrieved September 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "A group of prominent scientists says we have three years to save the planet from irreversible destruction".
  9. ^ "Poland Says U.S. Missile Shield Site Delayed Until 2020". usnews.com. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  10. ^ Staff, Scroll. "Video: 21 Indian cities will run out of groundwater in 2 years, says a government report". scroll.in. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  11. ^ Harwood, William. "Trump adds $1.6 billion to NASA budget request to kick start 'Artemis' moon mission – Spaceflight Now". Retrieved June 12, 2019.